The government is unable to say why it did not put basic checks to tackle Covid fraud in place

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Further to my blog post yesterday, quoting Lord Prem Sikka, who I have worked with for twenty years on tax justice issues, I note this exchange in which he was involved on the matter of tackling fraud within Covid loan and furlough applications yesterday in the Lords:

Prem's questions make complete sense. I have not a clue what the answer means, and I am sure Prem has not either. It is gibberish, beyond the admission that the Viscount was unable to answer.

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